I don’t really consider a gift basket to be a DIY project or a craft project, but I do love to give baskets stocked full of goodies as gifts. In my mind, a gift basket is an easy way to put your personal touch on a gift. It’s also a good way to give a bride-to-be or mommy-to-be a few of the miscellaneous items from her registry. For example, putting a bunch of cooking utensils and pot holders in a decorative gift basket is so much cuter than throwing them all in a gift bag and calling it a day.
My Mom’s brithday was a couple of weeks ago and I buying her a birthday gift was at the bottom of my list of things to do – you know, since hubs and I are in the process of buying a house and I work full time and at least one day each weekend during our “busy” season. Anyway, my sister and her husband gave my Mom a portable beer pong table for her birthday (yes, my Mom is that cool) and I came up with the idea of the Beer Pong Gift Basket to go along with it.
**Back tracking a tad – my Mom learned how to play beer pong a few months ago when my wedding reception after-party turned into a beer pong tournament. She is pretty good and loves the game – I love my Mom!**
In order to get the ball rolling on this beer pong gift basket idea, I made a quick list of the items one would need to play a successful game of beer pong.
– Red Solo Cups (sorry, Toby Keith – I saved myself $1 and bought the Kroger brand)
– Ping Pong Balls
– Water Cups
– Towels (for occasional spillage)
– Tissue Paper or some other type of “basket fluff”
I already had the gift basket, thanks to my Mother-in-law who shares my same obsession with Hobby Lobby. FYI – once a month or so the gift baskets at Hobby Lobby are 50% off. I also already had the red cups and an un-opened pack of ping pong balls, so I cruised on over to my local Target to pick up the remaining items. A 6-pack of bottled Coors Light was about $6, I found 2 blue plastic water cups for $2, a set of teal colored tissue paper for $1.50, and two hand towels that were conveniently on clearance for $2.50 each.
Put ’em all together and whatdoya get?! The Beer Pong Gift Basket!!!